Jonathan Thompson is the Executive Director and CEO of the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA), the nation’s preeminent, non-profit entity representing the interests of the 3,080 sheriffs in the United States and their deputies.
Immediately prior, Mr. Thompson was a principal with Refero Communications, helping organizations to plan and implement their communications strategies on a wide variety of public affairs, public relations and government outreach endeavors. From 2007-2009, Mr. Thompson was the Director of External Affairs for the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. He was previously Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs and served in the Defense Reconstruction Support Office for Iraq and Afghanistan Affairs.
Prior to his Government service, Mr. Thompson served in senior management positions with two national trade associations. Mr. Thompson holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, is married and lives in Northern Virginia.